Woke Children Books

Nearly a year ago, Roald Dahl was canceled. The acclaimed author of popular children’s books like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda, it emerged, was anti-Semitic. I was devastated. I grew up reading Roald Dahl. In many ways, his books engendered my love of literature, built my vocabulary, and taught me social skills. But the strong evidence that he was anti-Semitic appeared condemning.

Six months passed, and Dr. Seuss became another beloved children’s author-turned-villain. After being gifted 10 Dr. Seuss books by First Lady Melania Trump, a Cambridge, Massachusetts, librarian said his work was steeped in racist propaganda.” Dr. Seuss’s publisher decided to shelve six of them because of how hurtful and wrong they are.

Read more at “What Are Your Children Reading?”

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